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BEET BURGER

Updated: Aug 25, 2019


These burgers have become very popular in my home. I first made them for a group of friends who are not that used to eating vegetarian but they definitely approved of them. The idea for these came from the fact that beetroot and feta cheese is a perfect combination. Add in some avocado, pickles and rocket and you have the most delicious burger.

Burger buns

INGREDIENTS

Makes: About 16

  • 3 dl milk

  • 2 dl plain yoghurt

  • 25 g fresh yeast

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • 3 dl rye flour

  • About 8 dl plain white flour

  • Milk for brushing

  • Sesame seeds for topping

METHOD

  1. Start by dissolving the yeast in lukewarm milk

  2. Add yoghurt and salt

  3. Stir in rye flour

  4. Now stir in as much of the plain white flour as you can.

  5. Transfer the dough to a flour dusted table and knead flour in to the dough until it doesn’t stick to your hands.

  6. Leave the dough to raise under a clean dishcloth at room temperature for about two hours

  7. Afterwards roll the dough into 16 buns and place them on a baking tray with baking paper

  8. Now press flat the bun till they are about 1 cm thick and leave the buns to raise for another 30 minutes

  9. Brush the buns with milk and top with sesame seeds before baking in the oven at 225 degrees Celsius for about 12 minutes

Beet burgers

INGREDIENTS

Makes: About 9 depending on preferred size

  • 250 g raw beetroot

  • 1 can chickpeas

  • 1 red onion

  • 2 eggs

  • Juice of ½ a lemon

  • ½ a dl of oats

  • 2 tbsp. white flour

  • Salt and pepper

  • Olive oil for frying

METHOD

  1. Start by peeling and grating the beetroot and set it aside (I use my food processor)

  2. Now drain and rinse the chickpeas, transfer them to a food processor, and blend to a paste.

  3. Chop the onion and add to the food processor along with the rest of the ingredients including the grated beetroot. Now pulse the mix a few times. You want it to mix together but without losing the texture completely.

  4. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the burgers. I use a spoon to transfer about 2 tablespoons of the mix to a pan. Fry the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side.

Feta dip

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 g sour cream

  • 250 g feta cheese

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • Salt and pepper

METHOD

  1. Blend everything together or mash it together with a fork

Serving

  • Avocado

  • Rocket salad

  • Pickles or fresh cucumber

Serve the burgers with fries, ketchup, and aioli

Tip! Left over beet burgers and buns can be kept in the freezer